JoAnn “Petey” Harris / July 31, 1936 – May 22, 2012

JoAnn “Petey” Harris

JoAnn passed away early in the morning on Tuesday, May 22nd with her husband of fifty-three years Paul, son Paul (Mike) and brother Robert at her side. JoAnn was born July 31st, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio to Robert and Helen Nagel. She grew up in Golden, Colorado and graduated from Golden High School.

She then went on to graduate from the University of Denver, with a degree in International Studies and received her teaching education from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. JoAnn taught high school English in Barstow, California for over thirty years, and was a friend and mentor to many students. JoAnn was preceded in death by her father Robert, mother Helen, and her beloved sister Georgi. She is survived by her husband Paul of Cripple Creek, son Paul (Mike) daughter-in-law Kim, grandson and apple of her eye Matt Harris of Divide, Colorado, Robert Nagel (Montrose), nephew Robert Nagel (Denver), nephew Brandon Nagel (Arvada), niece Heidi Vert & family (Cottonwood, CA), niece Beth Michalak & family (McKinney, TX), niece Sheryl Harris (Loveland), Brother-in-law Charles Harris (Loveland), nephew Kent Harris & family (Mead), nephew Douglas Harris & family(Thousand Oaks, CA), niece Karen Harris (Loveland), Sister-in-law Sally Harris (Denver) niece Kim Pulse & family (Denver) and many, many friends.

JoAnn will be greatly missed by friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cripple Creek Baptist Church in Cripple Creek, CO. If you would like to send your condolences to her husband Paul, or son Paul “Mike”, they can be reached at P.O. Box 75, Cripple Creek, CO 80813. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.